The Immanent Frame – A headscarf affair, a women’s affair?

Women who are proponents of the headscarf distance themselves from secular models of feminist emancipation, writes Nilüfer Göle, but also seek autonomy from male interpretations of Islamic precepts. They represent a rupture of the frame both of secular female self-definitions and religious male prescriptions. They want to have access to secular education, follow new life […] Continue Reading →